Monthly Archives: May 2018

Torch Run Comes Through Clallam County Today

Correction’s Officers from the Clallam Bay Prison are among those participating in today’s Olympic Peninsula portion of the Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.

Each year, officers from all agencies on the Olympic Peninsula participate in running the Special Olympics Torch from the Elwha area to Hood Canal in support of the Special Olympics of Washington Games held in June.

      Wed May 30 News

This year Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict plans to lead a group of walkers with the torch from the City Pier to the old Rayonier site.  The Clallam Bay officers will participate in a portion of the run east of Sequim.

Deputies, officers, troopers and more will carry the torch and pass it off to Kitsap County that evening.  The run culminates at the special Olympics taking place at Joint base Lewis McCord this year.

4th Arrest in Alleged Peninsula Drug Ring

A fourth person has been arrested in an alleged drug ring that officials are calling one of the primary illicit drug suppliers of heroin and methamphetamine on the Olympic Peninsula.

The arrest of 38 year-old John Killins of Sequim  was confirmed Friday.

Last week, officials arrested 34 year-old Nicolas Orozco-Cruz and 37 year-old Elizabeth McKean of Forks, and 39 year-old Jessica Christman.

      Tue May 29 News

The arrests follow a year-long OPNET investgation.

Records say McKean focused on distributing drugs to the western-most parts of the North Olympic Peninsula in areas such as Neah Bay, Sekiu and Forks while Orozco-Cruz focused on the eastern side in such areas as Port Angeles and Sequim.

Boats Arriving For Halibut Fishing

The boats are arriving.  That as Halibut fishing resumes in all West End marine areas today and Sunday including LaPush, Neah Bay and Sekiu.

96.7 FMs Clell Henson is ready for the influx at the Lake Pleasant Grocery in Beaver.

      Fri May 25 News

 

During the first two days for Halibut on May 11 and 13th, there were more than 7,000 anglers registered for the straight and the ocean areas.  They caught about a third of the 45,000 pound quota allowed for this season.

Clell says these fishing day are just in time for a holiday weekend B B Q.

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.  There is a four fish annual bag limit.  Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card

In Sekiu and in the West straight It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.

ODT to La Push May Take 5-years to Plan, Complete

Officials working on the Olympic Discovery trail are seeking a grant that would fund the trail from Hwy 101 on the West End to La Push. That from Commissioner Bill Peach of Forks.  The connecting point now is the old Spruce Railroad Tunnel which is being renovated to be part of the trail.

      Thu May 24 News

The trail for hikers, horseback riders and other non-motorized vehicles will eventually span 130 miles from Pt. Townsend to La Push.  Peach told the WEBPA meeting on Wednesday that planning the final portion of the trail to La Push – including determining the value of land needed for the trail – may take up to 5 more years.

Halibut Fishing Resumes Friday

Halibut fishing will resume Friday and Sunday, May 25 and 27 on the Straight of Juan de Fuca including in Marine areas 3 and 4 which are LaPush and Neah Bay and Marine area 5 which is Sekiu and Pillar Point.

During the first two days for Halibut on May 11 and 13th, there were more than 7,000 anglers registered for the straight and the ocean areas.  They caught about a third of the 45,000 pound quota allowed for this season.

      Wed May 23 News

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.  There is a four fish annual bag limit.  Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card

In Sekiu and in the West straight It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.